Dan Madrua Farms has been a family farm for generations and is located in the heart of the black dirt region of Orange County New York.
Dan Madrua Jr. grows a wide variety of produce and gourmet specialties including garlic, fresh garlic stalks, several microgreen mixes, red Bordeaux spinach, several Japanese greens, a variety of sprouts, regular tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, purple passion and green asparagus, four varieties of popcorn, several varieties of sweet corn, rhubarb, ginger, and turmeric as well as other produce you may not ordinarily find at most farm markets.
One of his greatest achievements has been winter farming which has been a great success for several communities who host winter markets because he can provide many items earlier, and later in the season, which is difficult to find at farm markets. This has included head lettuce, loose greens, micro-greens, sprouts, leeks, and root vegetables. The weather may or may not dictate what he grows each year.
He also houses beehives for the production of honey and pollen, free-range chickens for extraordinary eggs. Blue, brown, and dark brown eggs as well as expande4d crops of berries and other tree fruits.
Dan currently grows several varieties of gourmet mushrooms. He started growing mushrooms in 1977 and was named the first mushroom grower in Orange County as featured in the Times Herald-Record 1977. It is not only the great taste of the different mushrooms that concerns him but their medicinal value as well.
Though not a certified organic farm, Dan is serious about practicing organic farming principled and is always considering new products and methods for the communities he serves.